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Thread: bleeding fabrics

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    Senior Member carol45's Avatar
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    So I got a solid black fabric from fabric.com. I tested it in hot water and it bled profusely. I kept rinsing and rinsing it until it finally stopped bleeding. Does anyone know if it definitely will NOT bleed any more?

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    Try setting the dye with a HOT iron, then try rinsing or soaking again.
    black and red are bad!

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    I would wash it in Retayne to set the dye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carol45
    So I got a solid black fabric from fabric.com. I tested it in hot water and it bled profusely. I kept rinsing and rinsing it until it finally stopped bleeding. Does anyone know if it definitely will NOT bleed any more?
    try setting the dyes w a cup of salt or vinegar, it works and is cheep and something u have around the house all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    I would wash it in Retayne to set the dye.
    That should work :thumbup:

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